I have been thinking lately about being strong. I was running up a long hill during the 12th mile of a half marathon a few weeks ago. I did not like the hill, it was tiring, but I kept going at a good pace. I felt strong.
I am girly. I run with a pink running watch. My favorite running top is pink. I like flowers. I like colors. I like sparkly lip gloss.
It made me think about feminine strength. Strong does not mean masculine. Being girly and being strong are not mutually exclusive. Also, I said "tough like a girl," not "tough for a girl." It's an important distinction. One time, someone told me that I drove well "for a girl." What?! I nearly kicked them out of the car.